Tony Lentino, the founder of the domain registrar Instra and personal friend of Megaupload's Kim Dotcom, has backed the latest venture from the 39 year old German born Internet entrepreneur. The new site, Mega.co.nz, promises Global Cloud Storage, 100% encryption and Secure Online Collaboration.
Upon visiting the site you are greeted with a different message "The Privacy Company", Bigger. Better. Faster. Stronger. Safer - fair enough. Spent about 5-10 minutes browsing the website and stumbled upon the below for hosting partners (if interested), i thought it was rather humorous;
Unfortunately, we can't work with hosting companies based in the United States. Safe harbour for service providers via the Digital Millennium Copyright Act has been undermined by the Department of Justice with its novel criminal prosecution of Megaupload. It is not safe for cloud storage sites or any business allowing user-generated content to be hosted on servers in the United States or on domains like .com / .net. The US government is frequently seizing domains without offering service providers a hearing or due process.
It seems Dotcom was really hurt by his ordeal. In any case, he has re-emerged into what is Mega. Admittedly I, myself created an account to try it out, I have so far been unable to upload a file, I thought it may be an idea to perhaps use Mega as a Mirror for the downloads page hosted locally on Anarchy2007 - no luck so far!
Both Dotcom and Lentino have partnered up to launch the new Mega website. Instra Corporation, based in Australia and New Zealand, will be providing the Technical Support and Product Support to all those Mega users. Resellers also can start signing up. They will be provided premium accounts with the ability to tweak and control all aspects of download and upload used by their consumers. Resellers will be able to sell packages who need more than 50GB of storage space.
With more than 1 Million page visits and 500,000 sign ups 14 hours into the launch, question posed - do you see a use for this kind of service or is this now a diluted market?
By Andrew Kumar
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
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